Health

The Upper School Health Office is staffed with a full time registered nurse. It remains open the entire school day. Students in need of medical assistance may go there to see the nurse, Ms. Nechama Moskowitz.

Parents of students with any health related concerns are encouraged to contact the school nurse. The nurse will facilitate communication of medical issues, when appropriate, to school teachers and personnel with regard to confidentiality.

Health Forms

PLEASE NOTE:

All health forms should be submitted online via Magnus Health. As this is a web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child's health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed. You will also have the option to access the account after your child graduates.

To access your Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record) Account:

Please visit the school website and click on the button titled "Magnus Health SMR Portal" and use your Ramaz Website Login and Password to enter your Magnus account, or use this link: https://secure.magnushealthportal.com/ss/453417/lo...

Instructions:

Please enter the health information required within your Magnus Health SMR account for each child attending Ramaz. For returning children you will only need to enter any requirements that Magnus has listed as incomplete or expired. Follow the directions and upload or fax (with fax cover sheet provided) all health forms directly to Magnus Health. You will also need to complete some information online, such as theConditional Questions, Vital Health Record and Consent to Treat. Where appropriate, some requirements should be marked not-applicable. Timely submission of health information and other forms is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the first day of school. You will receive weekly reminders as long as there are outstanding requirements in your account, or requirements that have a "next action date" pending within a few weeks.

Questions or Problems?

If you are having difficulty navigating the Magnus system, entering data online, or downloading the hardcopy coversheets and forms, or if you have any other questions, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

Medications

Prescription medication can be stored and dispensed when needed during school by the nurse. Students with asthma should carry their inhalers, but you may want to keep an extra supply of medication in the Health Office.

A Medication Authorization Form must be completed by the student’s parent and doctor, and the medication sent in the original prescription container with the student’s name and doctor’s instructions. If a student self-administers medication during the school day for an acute or ongoing medical or psychological condition, such as ADHD, migraines, seasonal allergies, illness/infection etc., he/she may carry only one day’s dose.

Over-the-counter medicines will be given only if the parent has checked the medicine on the student's School Health Form.

Allergies & Asthma & Diabetes

Parents of students with severe allergies must complete the separate Protocol for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies, and return it to the nurse prior to the start of school. Information concerning your child’s allergy will help prevent a reaction and aid, if necessary, in prompt treatment. Students who carry an Epi-Pen should have one handy in their possession during the school day and on trips. Epi-Pens are located strategically throughout the school building and certain faculty and staff are trained in their use. Please feel free to contact the school nurse regarding the Food Allergy Policy.

For the student with asthma, an Asthma Action Care Plan should be completed by the doctor at your child’s physical examination. The information provided can be very useful in preventing and treating symptoms of asthma.

For the student with diabetes, a Diabetes Care Plan must be completed and updated as needed by the parent and doctor. Extra diabetic supplies and snacks should be supplied by the parent and stored in the health office.

Sports Teams

A recent physical examination form is required to be submitted to Magnus Health, the Ramaz Health Office online medical records, for any student participating on a sport’s team. The date of the exam should be within twelve months prior to the start of the sport’s season. In addition, parents must complete and sign a Student/Athlete Team Participation Form if their child participates on a sports team. An Information sheet concerning concussions is provided along with the form for athletes and their parents to review. The form will be available to parents on Magnus Health once their child is signed up for a team, and can also be obtained from the third floor Health OfficE. Team Participation Forms should be submitted to Magnus or returned to the nurse, and will then be forwarded to the team’s coach.

Absences

If a student is absent from school due to injury or illness for more than two days, parents are expected to contact the Health Office. The nurse will notify the student's advisor, teachers, and the school administration regarding the reason, expected duration, and any medical recommendations. Doctor’s notes should be submitted whenever appropriate.

Update Your School Nurse

Please notify the nurse if there is a change in the medical status of your child during the school year, e.g. an injury, a newly diagnosed condition, or specially prescribed medication. The student’s doctor should send a note of explanation with any recommendations to the nurse.

Health Alerts

If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious medical condition, please notify the school nurse immediately. Information describing the symptoms of the contagious condition will be made available to parents, faculty and staff.

Lice Checks

Lice checks are performed by the school nurse as needed. Please notify the nurse immediately in case your child has head lice. The nurse will privately check those students with reported cases, and siblings and close contacts in the school, before allowing them to return to class. School-wide screenings are not done in the Upper School.

Upper School Health Office
3rd Floor
212-774-8089

Nurse Nechama Moskowitz, RN
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Health Forms

2018-2019


Websites of Interest

The following online resources provide useful medical information for parents and students:

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